Marilyn Manson hurt by falling gun scenery during New York show

1 October 2017, 04:39

Rock star Marilyn Manson has been injured after a piece of stage scenery fell on him during a performance.

The accident happened during a set at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on Saturday night.

Video footage taken by Twitter users appears to show a scaffolding rig that was supporting two giant pistols falling towards the front of the stage onto the singer.

Some images suggest he was climbing up the scaffolding immediately before it came down.

Musicians on stage at the same time rushed towards him as soon as they saw what happened and pulled the metal work off the performer.

It was then announced that the show was over "due to injury."

TMZ reported he was about an hour into his set at the Manhattan centre and was performing the Eurythmics' Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) at the time.

It took several minutes before anyone was able to pull him from the wreckage, Twitter users said.

The 48-year-old was then taken to hospital.

It is not yet known how seriously he is injured.

The real name of the self-styled Antichrist Superstar - whose stage stunts have included ripping pages out of a Bible - is Brian Warner.

Co-forming the band in 1989, he creating his stage name from two opposing American pop culture icons - actress Marilyn Monroe and cult leader Charles Manson.

The band gained a reputation for being a negative influence on youngsters, a perception that was reinforced in 1999 after reports that the two teenage boys who committed the Columbine massacre were fans of Manson's music.

Promoting his current The Heaven Upside Down Tour, Manson told The Guardian: "Honestly, the Columbine era destroyed my entire career at the time."

Manson is due to tour the US and Europe before coming to the UK at the end of December.

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